November 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders OK rescinding resignation

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved rescinding the resignation of a fiscal officer in the Huntingdon County Children and Youth Services department at the weekly meeting Tuesday.  Huntingdon County Children and Youth Services director J More...

Council disappointed in Huntingdon paving

It has been a couple of weeks since Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College completed the paving of a handful of streets in Huntingdon Borough. More...

Local News

Area brief

Veterans Day Celebrations at HASD   More...

Fire causes minor damage to Saxton building

Fire of an undetermined origin caused minor fire and smoke damage to a three-story apartment complex at 710 Main St. in Saxton Borough at 11:35 p.m. More...

A Look Back

Promising future for historic line is short-lived

Editor’s note: The following is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946-1951. More...

World  Free Access 

Quake protection looms large in LA stadium bid for Olympics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has seen almost a century of American history, hosting the first Super Bowl, the 1960 Democratic convention where John F. More...

FDA clears first new tobacco products under federal pathway

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first new tobacco products for the U.S. More...

Starbucks touts Christmas coffee after flap over red cups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starbucks is pushing back against suggestions stoked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump that this year’s minimalist design for its holiday cups is a slap at Christmas.  More...

Local Sports

Eagles claim top awards

Landmark Volleyball:

After winning its ninth straight Landmark Conference title and recording a 31-2 overall record to date, the Juniata women’s volleyball team earned several conference honors Tuesday.  More...

Bilheimer offensive POY

Landmark Field Hockey:

The Landmark Conference announced its All-Conference Team on Tuesday. Senior forward/midfielder Sarah Bilheimer (Freedom) was voted as the Offensive Player of the Year. More...

Notre Dame moves into top four

NCAA Football Playoff Rankings:

Notre Dame moved into the top four in the second College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season Tuesday night.  Clemson remained No. 1, with Alabama moving up two spots to No. 2, Ohio State staying at No. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Hailey Hack who turns 4 years old Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Her proud parents are Chad and Abby Hack of Huntingdon. More...

Woodland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

After exploring the craft vendors at Woodland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Nov. 7, Doris Madden, Lois Snyder and Mary Himes enjoyed some relaxation during the annual Fall Fest. More...

Happy Birthday

Lucky 7! Happy birthday to Zaiden Blaine Hoover, who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Zaiden’s very proud parents are Matt and Nikki Hoover of Rockhill. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Scorpio if born before 10:14 a.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Lawmaker calls for claim reform

Ahead of Veterans Day Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. called on Congress to pass legislation to aid veterans seeking disability benefits from the Veterans Administration.  More...

Youngest students invited to program

Walking into school for the first time can be a scary event for a kindergarten student, but the Huntingdon Area School District is looking to make that transition easier for students and their parents.  More...

JOC board members thanked for services

In a very short meeting of the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) Tuesday night, the board said goodbye to two individuals who attended their final meeting as board members.  More...

Investigation stopped for former secretary

Members of the Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority learned at their monthly meeting Tuesday the state Ethics Commission has terminated the investigation regarding former authority secretary Curt Steele.  More...

State  Free Access 

State sales tax could become second highest in nation

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry has fended off higher taxes for yet another year, while a potential deal to end a budget stalemate now in its fifth month would make the state’s sales tax the nation’s seco More...

Attorney general faces trial on more charges

NORRISTOWN (AP) — A lawyer for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane argued Tuesday that she at most made an innocent mistake in sworn testimony last year, but a judge nonetheless upheld a perjury charge filed against Kane over the allege More...

Advocates of first black college in US press state to save it

HARRISBURG (AP) — Advocates for the nation’s first historically black college took their message to the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday to press officials to help save it amid a dire financial situation that they say results from decades More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Archaelogical investigations being made in Mill Creek

75 Years Ago  Orbisonia disapproved of Sunday movies at the election. Sixty-eight votes were cast in favor of public entertainment on the Sabbath, while 177 votes were cast in opposition. Orbisonia had rejected Sunday movies in 1935.  More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

Oct. 30, 2015  Abigail B. Barlow-Kick, Abigal B. Barlow Kick and William M. Kick, grantors, to Rashelle Maria-Leigh McManus, property in Orbisonia Borough, $70,000.  Dawn F. Parks and Pamela L. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 11 Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for information. More...

Around The Broad Top

ABT columnist shares ‘older’ photos, clippings with readers

This coming January marks the 46th year the ABT columnist has been employed with The Daily News and a lot of water has run under the bridge since that time.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Athanasiou goal gives Wings 1-0 win over Capitals

DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou scored 4:06 into the third period and Petr Mrazek had 38 saves, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals.  Athanasiou scored his first career goal in his second NHL game from More...

Everyone else wants to be like the Royals

BOCA RATON, Fla. More...

Westbrook leads Thunder to win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Durant left at halftime with a strained left hamstring and Russell Westbrook took over, compiling a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Washington Wizards, More...

Annie's Mailbox

Anorexia is a mental health problem

Dear Annie: My mother has never been a big eater, but in the past year, she seems to have developed a serious eating disorder. At age 62, she skips meals regularly and has shrunk to a bony 90 pounds. More...

Hints from Heloise ®

Gloves for food prep?

Dear Heloise: I use DISPOSABLE GLOVES for household chores, but am confused about whether I can use the same gloves for food preparation.  Is it dangerous to use the nitrile gloves for food preparation, or is it necessary to use disposable glove More...

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